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Ejisu by-election: NPP Accuses Former Member of Having Backing of NDC to Contest Independent Ticket

Aduomi, a former MP for the area who ran on the NPP ticket in 2008, seeks to defeat party candidate, Kwabena Boateng

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Bawumia, and President Akufo-Addo have criticised the independent candidate in the Ejisu-by-election, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, saying that he is being sponsored by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Speaking at final campaign activities ahead of the election tomorrow, Nana Akufo said he was shocked by Mr. Aduomi’s decision to contest as an independent candidate.

“We oppose any independent candidate whose background is unknown to us. We are uncertain if influential figures are influencing their decisions. We refuse to accept this,” he said.

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Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on the other hand also claimed that voting for an independent candidate means a vote for the NDC.

“A vote for an independent means handing over power to NDC and John Mahama. And so that is why the NDC did not file a candidate for this by-election, they are sponsoring the independent candidate”, Bawumia said.

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Aduomi, a former MP for the area who ran on the NPP ticket in 2008, seeks to defeat party candidate, Kwabena Boateng.

The Ejisu area is predominantly an NPP seat. However, recent polls by Global Info Analytics projected that both candidates have a chance of winning the elections. Boateng according to the poll, leads with 50.6%, while Aduomi has 47.5% of the votes.

“The poll’s margin of error is 3.42%. As the gap between the candidates is 3.1%, which is within the poll’s margin of error, the race is statistically tied, meaning any of the candidates has a chance of winning the election on Tuesday,” Global Info Analytics said last week.

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